(I know that the title of this question is quite opaque, but I'm having a hard time explaining what I'm looking for. Perhaps someone can help with that.)
I need a tool which can take a collection of syllables (preferably phonetically transcribed), look at all possible combinations, and return any combination that creates a real English word. This is to help me create auditory stimuli for a phonetics experiment.
Let me describe the problem I am facing. I have a small collection of recordings of sentences that look something like this:
Yes, Jess mistyped it, I think.
I need to find a way to splice and recombine bits of this sound file to create words that were not originally there. This is because I just don't have enough usable words that I can just extract from the sound file, and for various reasons I can't go out and record my own.
I've been staring at these sentences for a while, trying to figure out what could be spliced together to form something close to actual English words, but I'm not getting anywhere fast. Can anyone think of a way of approaching this problem that doesn't require my own imagination? Is there a searchable dictionary with phonetic transcriptions and regular expressions, or something similar that I could use? Extra points for being able to specify the resulting stress pattern.